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Mathematics Competition Champions

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Week 9, Term Three, 2020

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2020 has presented many challenges for students in maintaining a focus on achieving success in their learning. However, a number of extraordinarily passionate mathematics students in Years 11 and 12 have managed to find the time and energy to participate in a number of competitions throughout the year.

Students from Somerset College achieved excellent results in Kangourou Sans Frontieres (KSF), the Bond University Mathematics Extension Program and the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). Those students whose achievements were outstanding were rewarded with Certificates of Credit, Distinction, High Distinction and a Bursary Prize.

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Kangourou Sans Frontieres

In 1991, two French teachers inspired by Australia’s AMC decided to start a similar online competition in France. They called it the “Kangaroo” to pay tribute to their Australian friends. The competition was a big hit and has since been adopted around the world. It is now known as Kangourou sans Frontières: (Kangaroo without borders). It is one of the largest international mathematics competitions in the world, with more than six-million participants annually.

High Distinction Award

Clare Hong (Year 12) was awarded a High Distinction certificate and achieved in the 100-percentile rank.

Credit Award

Year 12
Desmond Chuah
Jacinta Mai
Year 11
Kevin Bao
Momoe Gondo
Beatrice Zhang
Tris Zhou

Participation Award

Year 12
Jack Luke-Paredi
Anthony McKenna
Year 11
Elsa Chen
Giulia Provenzano

Bond University Mathematics Extension Program

The Bond Business School Year 12 Mathematics Extension Program is a two-day workshop where students gain an insight into university life to assist the transition from high school to university. Bond University’s world class academics help facilitate the opportunity for students to experience an enrichment of the senior school syllabus through real world applications and the use of 21st century skills.

High Distinction Award

Shaiv Singh’s achievement was also recognised with a $5000 bursary

Distinction Award

Jack Luke-Paredi
Alex Miles
Shige Xu

Credit Award

Tommy Xu

Australian Mathematics Competition

The AMC is a 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives. The competition is designed by Australia’s leading educators and academics, who have a deep understanding of our national curriculum standards.

High Distinction Award

Clare Hong (Year 12) achieved in the 100th percentile rank
Momoe Gondo (Year 11) achieved in the 98th percentile rank

Distinction Award

Year 12
Desmond Chuah
Jack Luke -Paredi
Jacinta Mai
Shige Xu Year 11 Kevin Bao

Credit Award

Year 12
Naomi Gray
Nina Varcoe
Year 11
Elsa Chen
Tris Zhou

Participation Award

Anthony McKenna

I would like to recognise the participation of students from Somerset College and congratulate them on their achievements.

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